The lives of two of Lexington’s earliest gay figures will be explored in “True to Their Nature: The Lives of Sweet Evening Breeze and Henry Faulkner.” Jonathan Coleman, founder of the Faulkner-Morgan Archives, will share their stories at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Farrish Theatre, Lexington Public Library Central Branch.
In 1955, history was being made in a house on Prall Street. One Lexington outsider, Sweet Evening Breeze, already known for her “womanless weddings” and “passion dances,” took in a penniless young Eastern Kentucky man, Henry Lawrence Faulkner, who had little more to his name than a paintbox and a vivid imagination.
The cost for the presentation is $14 per person, with proceeds benefiting Moveable Feast Lexington, which delivers a hot meal five days a week to low-income people in Fayette County who have HIV/AIDS or those under hospice care and their dependents. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.com.
The Faulkner-Morgan Archive collects, preserves and promotes the LGBTQ history of Kentucky, and holds more than 13,000 items and 150 hours of interviews.